OVERVIEW: The Mother Road Marathon is the only race in the country where marathon runners can run through three states along historic Route 66. Don't miss this opportunity to get your personal best on a piece of this historic highway! Participants in each event receive a tech shirt and finishers in the full and half marathon will receive a goodie bag and finishers medal. Age group awards for ages 16-75+ offer plenty of chances for runners to place and take home a fantastic award.
MARATHON COURSE SUMMARY: The MRM 26.2 mile course starts in Commerce, Oklahoma and winds its way through Quapaw, Oklahoma; Baxter Springs, Riverton & Galena, Kansas and ends in Joplin, Missouri. Along the way participants will enjoy historic points of interest, beautiful scenery and plenty of aid stations and support. NO WALKERS are allowed in this event.
HALF MARATHON COURSE SUMMARY: The MRM 13.1 half marathon starts at the Field of Dreams just north of Baxter Springs, Kansas. Runners will pass historic Rainbow Bridge before making their way through Riverton & Galena, Kansas and finally crossing the finish line in Joplin, Missouri. Throughout the course participants will enjoy historic points of interest, quaint "Americana" towns and plenty of aid stations and support.
5K COURSE SUMMARY: The MRM 5K is a great way for participants to be introduced to distance running/walking. Held in Joplin, Missouri the 5K kicks off at the Finish Line area and runs an out and back course on historic Route 66.